(ASHLAND) The funeral for Jean Speake, 73, of Ashland will be Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2021, at 11 a.m. at Benefield Funeral Home in Lineville with the Rev. Jimmy Brand officiating. Burial will follow at Lystra Baptist Church Cemetery.

Visitation will be Monday, Oct. 11, at Benefield Funeral Home in Lineville from 6 to 8 p.m. and up until service time on Tuesday.

Mrs. Speake passed away Thursday, Oct. 7, at her home.

A lifelong resident of Clay County, she worked at Wellborn Cabinets for 32 years and at Pizza Shack delivering pizzas for several years. A momma to many, Mrs. Speake loved her grandchildren and always wanted the best for her kids. She was a good cook who loved the Lord, His word and attending church.

She is survived by her four children, Deborah Adamson and Norma Prather, both of Ashland, Linda Watts (Matthew) of Wadley and Donald "Tiger" Strickland (Samantha) of Lakeland, Fla.; nine grandchildren, Roy Jr., Brandon, Amanda (David), Billy (Dana), Matthew (Kacy), Jessica (Stephen), Kiley, Haley and Alley; 13 great-grandchildren; brother, Jimmy Dewberry of Ranburne; host of nieces, nephews and extended family. She was preceded in death by her parents, Wince and Ruth Dewberry, and three brothers, Garvis, Wince Jr. and Billy Dewberry.

Pallbearers will be Roy Acuff Jr., Brandon Acuff, Matthew Jones, Matthew Watts, Billy Browning and Stephen Denson.

Benefield Funeral Home, Lineville.

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